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>>> hello, i'm jc hayward. thanks for being with us. iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york for the annual general is assembly being held at the united nations. this comes as two americans are held in jail in iran. their mothers are asking for a face-to-face meeting with the iranian president. >> reporter: he was smiling for the meeting in new york, but the mothers of two hikers still in prison in iran would like their turn for a meeting. >> we are mothers. we are not politicians. and we are just very, very eager, clearly to have our children returned to us. >> the family members spoke at a news conference with sara shourd, who just returned after a year in custody in iran. shourd said until the two other hikers are leigh -- released, she does not feel relieved. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: a ahmadinej ad is attending conferences until the general assembly opens later in week but having him in town gives protestors a ch
for joining us. i'm jc hayward. tough talk this morning from president obama at today's annual united nations general assembly. however, the president's sharpest criticism was reserved for iran and its nuclear program. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: president obama is urgently requesting world leaders get behind the middle east peace process. >> we can say this time will be different that this time we will not let terror or turbulence or posturing or petty politics stand in the way. >> reporter: as the u.s. leaves two states living side by ' side in peace he says the international community must do its part. >> many count themselves as friends of the palestinians. these pledges of friendship must be supported by deeds. >> reporter: president obama called on arab states to step up political and financial aid to the palestinian authority. he said he wanted to see a secure israel and welcome an independent palestine state to the general assembly next year. in his second address to the united nations, the president highlighted the u.s. role in pulling the global economy back from the brink
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